Tye Trujillo, the 12-year old son of METALLICA‘s bassist and member of NorCal group THE HELMETS, made his live debut with KORN last night time (Monday, April 17) at Gran Carpa de las Américas in Bogota, Colombia. Fan-filmd video footage of the live performance could be seen under.
The 52-year-old METALLICA bassist informed The Huffington Post about Tye: “My son is an incredible bass player and a really great writer. The bass lines that he is writing and the riffs, I am like, ‘Man, I wish I had written that.’ He is coming up with stuff on his own, however he is also been influenced by players like Jaco Pastorius, but also Miles Davis or BLACK SABBATH or LED ZEPPELIN. We even listen to bands like QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE and TOOL. He is like a sponge. Tye loves funk. He loves James Brown, he is this little 12-year-old who’s soaking up and embracing all this different music and I can inform that it is helping him creatively in what he is writing together with his band.”Download Our App